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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jan 2, 2011 1:18pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: streams

Tracey, I cannot stream that item right now:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-31.fm.lanum.135.sbeok.shnf

HOWEVER, you just fixed the problem with the on-page Flash streaming player in IE - Internet Exploder. The problem was that the Flash control panel did not appear in IE. Nor did the play list files. It's fixed now. Video player works on my movie item. I spot-checked my audio tape items. It's working. Good job! I'm running XP & it's up-to-date:

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
Internet Exploder ver 8.0.6001.18702

What's important to consider is the fact that many corporate and institutional client browsers are stuck using IE. These networks are managed and run by IT deptartments, not us individuals. 150,000 of us residents in Fort Collins gave our public libraries voter-approved property tax hikes 3 years ago. Now our libraries are bigger, stay open longer, and we have more internet computers to use. All this is going on while many other towns are shutting down theirs, limiting hours, cutting back on staff and maintenance. Because of you fixing IE's js problem, now the many people in my town can once again get The Archive streams at my library. Everything is free to the public. It's 100% Internet Exploder there.

My 3 browsers at home are streaming fine right now. Once Jeff said the servers were fixed the other day, things have been working pretty tight on the server-side. Files are showing up (images) on web pages. Audio buffering has improved. The Flash player's transistion between tracks is decent in Firefox.

-- all 3 of my browsers are the most current s/w revision --
Firefox, Opera, Internet Exploder

This post was modified by dead-head_Monte on 2011-01-02 21:18:26

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Jan 3, 2011 12:54pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: streams

thx for the check and report -- great, so IE fixed.
i was unsure if you think it's still broken in other browsers??

--tracey

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jan 15, 2011 1:32pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: streams

I will only verify for you how Firefox, Opera, and IE are doing. Everything is working as it was a month ago. By far, IE is the most "picky" of these 3 browsers. This impacts the HTML coding schemes for web designers, tapers, soundmen, & archivists like myself who are creating items on The Archive.

I have donated many projects here. It's mostly audio tapes of live music that I recorded. For the items that I administrate here, I went out of my way to add some photos, Zipped collections, music collections, links to YouTube clips - including the FLV files, some historical comments, technical information, documentation detailing bands' sound systems, and several firsthand accounts of things that I witnessed. In short, I filled in some empty gaps to create better historical context for my items here. They're multi-media web pages.

IE is my last-choice browser, but we all have to deal with it. I always verify my stuff works in IE at home, for all my projects and items on The Archive. But, I still go to my library in Fort Collins, and I make sure everything works correctly on their computers using IE. That's my drop-dead web browser rendering test.

You still have lots of problems with the on-page Flash Player and the continuity of the audio streams. I first noticed these new problems in early July, 2010.

In my mind, I think I could help you guys out with some of this stuff. I know I could improve and upgrade many items here. I'm creative, and I would do well working on special projects for The Archive. Could you use a part-time person like myself, to work in the background, and to help you guys out "in the field"?

Americana is what I taped

peace,
Monte

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